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Community Investment – From Input to Impact (Auckland)

April 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+12

Hard measures for the soft side of sustainability.


How to assess the input, output and impacts of social or community investment activities?

Community engagement is increasingly recognised as a material issue for businesses globally and in New Zealand. Despite this, many organisations grapple with setting meaningful and measureable KPIs. For most businesses, quantifying economic success is straightforward and assessing environmental impacts slightly more challenging. When it comes to measuring social impact however, most fall back to simply counting $ spent or hours volunteered. But how do these measurable inputs translate into short and long term social impact?

Join us to hear about different approaches and industry examples from experts and practitioners, discuss with peers and work through the process “from inputs to impact” in an interactive workshop session.

Aim of the session:

  • Gain an understanding on how to align community investment with business strategy
  • Identify KPIs and relevant data
  • Understand how to assess community investments and their impacts

Date & Time:

Tuesday 17 April 2018, 3.30 pm to 6 pm (followed by networking drinks and nibbles),

Venue: PwC Building, CBD Auckland, further details will be sent to registrants on 16 April.


Simon Robinson, Director of Corporate Citizenship and LBG Australia New Zealand:
From inputs to impact: The importance of moving from inputs to impacts to tell the full story, reap the full value and influence key stakeholders effectively. Brief introduction to the LBG framework.

Ashlee McCormick, Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility Advisor at ANZ:
MoneyMinded: Measuring the impact of ANZ’s community financial literacy programme.

Jackson Rowland, Manager at Akina Foundation:
From measurement to management: how a NZ impact investment fund is managing the impact of its portfolio.

Barbara Nebel, Managing Director thinkstep in Australasia:
Overview of reporting frameworks and how community investment fits in with GRI, IR and the SDGs.

Registration fee:

25 NZD excl. GST and fees for LBG and Akina members and thinkstep clients*

50 NZD excl. GST and fees for general admission*

*As this event is all about community investment we will invest at least 50% of the registration fees in a community project. We invite you to suggest a suitable project in the registration form.

Note: Photos and video footage will be taken from this event. Material may be used for publication on social media, websites, brochures etc.


April 17, 2018
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+12